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have to be involved. we have to ask ourself in which we away have to be evolved in the case of libya, for example, the way nato was. i myself wasn't very a bbc and, you know, gaffe -- we are going to kill the people in benghazi. and he said he's going kill. he was going kill. [inaudible] what do we have to do? i was no no-fly zone. i wanted i think that today in syria, it's very, very, very disappointing to see we are not doing anything. it's as if we have agreed to disagree on this and let. be the way it was with the syrians. i'm not saying we have to be passive. we have to be respectful and we should not intervene only to protect the interest in libya. it was a clear it was deal between the united states and france. i think in syria we have to care about the people being killed and not the strategic interest which is i think is the case today. >> i'm a journalist from egypt visiting d.c., and returning back again to cover the i i did i did diad.a. lem that. you said that the islamist in egypt say that the -- [inaudible] this is not the case. [inaudible] to islam and what can be sol
is a starting point. once you start to analyze what is likely to happen in libya next, what is liable to happen in egypt next, and what's label to happen in serious next, you get very defendant scenarios based on the legacy of geeing agraph. geeing agraphy shows libya was never a country but a vague geographical expression, with tripoli and tunisia, and because it was never a country it can only be governed through the most austere totalitarian means, and once that collapsed, though we have an elected government in tripoli, it cannot project power beyond greater tripoli. so you have a problem of governmental incapacity in libya that cannot deal with the crisis. in egypt it's different. egypt you have a country that has been an age-old cluster of civilization for thousands of years. a cohesive community along the nile, where the government has far greater bureaucratic and institutional power even under this new regime than the government in libya has. the government in egypt has an army. it has police forces. but its problem is political. can an islamic government take actions against islamic de
and the chinese government, they didn't like what was done in libya where after the non-fly zone, this was used to enter, and they were completely dismissed and just nowhere in the libyan picture because now it's divided between the states, qatar, the united kingdom and france. so the starts point is really much about politics and gee o yo strategy -- geostrategy. what happened afterwards is that all the reading of these political challenges were read in sectarian mode. and by saying, and, you know, in my web site and even when i wrote the book, i got so many criticism and insults coming from muslims saying, in fact, you support the resistance because you are sunni, and you like the qatar i/saudi monarchies. and on the other side people who are from the shia tradition saying we support bashar al assad because he's a supporter of, you know, palestinians and at the same time the shia tradition. and it became something which is a sectarian reading of the whole thing. and i think it's very dangerous. i allocated one south carolina in the book about this divide between shia and sunni by saying it's
mysterious. obama says we have to prevent genocide and uses force against libya. the number of people killed by gadhafi at that point was about 250. meanwhile over at period of many months, tens of thousands of people have been killed in syria and obama absolutely refuses to use force. what explains why he intervenes over here but not over there? obama has been very active in egypt in pushing mubarak out of power. not only that, but now there's a power struggle going on with the military, and the muslim brotherhood, the obama administration is intervening on the side of the muslim brotherhood. obama has warned the egyptian military, you better turn over power to the muslim brotherhood or we are going to cut off military aid. so obama can say i am a champion of democracy. these people were freely elected and get a year earlier, in 2009 when there were massive demonstrations, bigger than in tahrir square, in iran, calling for democracy, the end of the free election, obama flatly refuse to support the democrats. he said we have got to stay out of this. there's this big debate going on in iraq.
used trial and in yemen, somalia. it appears they have used terms in the philippines and in libya as well. now, libya is an interesting case because when there were discussions among the public about the pros and cons of the u.s. intervening in libya, there is one thing that was really left out of the equation and that was whether or not it was a good thing to get involved militarily to overthrow gadhafi. the way in which it was done is to cut congress altogether and the administration's just vacation or not even bringing this up for a discussion in congress is when it's just an air war that we are using drugs and new of u.s. lives are at risk of a congress should have no say and not. so think of the kind of usurpation of power by the executive ranch, taken this away from the legislative ranch and what kind of precedent is set for future people in the white house. we have also been a case of a rat, when the u.s. troops left, left drones behind and put them in the hands not of the military, but the state department. so we have the diplomatic branch of our government in iraq having
of our most solid allies, producing enormous amounts of intelligence operating in libya in the broader middle east. of course, was taken out. meanwhile, regimes that are enemies of the united states by karen to me as nothing to say about the revolt by the iranian people against that terrorist regime in 2009. could not even spare a word of moral support, never mind material support. you see the same thing happening in syria, although now guess what, the moslem brotherhood is preparing to take over. mark my words. i can tell you what happens. now that the brother had is at least equipped to take over control, you will see president obama, secretary of state clinton began to move on syria. maybe take a little military action, maybe have turkey initiate a response to my take out. guess what, the glorious rebels that we have so romanticized in the west will take over. in egypt, libya, and watch in syria. the entire middle east is falling to the islamists, and you have to read my book to find out why. i argue the president is more than thrilled with that outcome. in fact, he had to top musli
have to prevent genocide, and he uses force against libya. the number of people killed by gadhafi, at that point, was 250. meanwhile, over a period of many months, tens of thousands of of people killed in syria, and obama absolutely refuses to use force. what explains why he intervenes with force here, but not over there? obama has been active in egypt in pushing mubarak out of power. not only that, but now that there's a power struggle going on between the military and the muslim brotherhood, the obama administration is intervening on the side of the muslim brotherhood warning the egyptian military turn over power to the muslim brotherhood, or we'll cut off military aide. he can say he's a champion of democracy. these people were freely elected, and, yet, a year earlier in 2009, when there were massive demonstrations, bigger than in that her square -- tahir square in teheran calling for democracy, call for free elections, obama flatly refusioned to support the democrats saying we have to stay out of this. there's a debate going on in iran. let them settle it. it was settled with
or own their own firearms, so guess who has the guns? the cartels, and their mowing everyone down. libya is another example of this. what happened when gadhafi, when the uprising happened. people were getting mowed down. same thing is happening in syria. and so i'm all about people. you know, a constitutional right, and there's a reason for it. it's pretty laid out and simple. yes. >> i'm from -- [inaudible] university. what's kind of baffled me throughout this whole thing is still how eric holder has his job. [laughter] >> i don't know. >> the president's david axle rod, these are great guys, politically savvy guys. i mean, is it -- alberto gonzalez was crucified for a scandal much, much less serious. do you just think it's because the media perception is lukewarm? the stuff i
government and the chinese government department like what was done in libya. where after the nonfry zone it was used to enter completely dismissed and just nowhere in the libyan picture because it's divided between the states, can kandahar, the united nations, and france. and the starting point is about politics and go yo strategy. what happened afterwords is that all the readings of the political challengers where in sectarian mode. by saying and, you know, in my website and even when i wrote the book, i got so many criticism insults coming from muslims saying in fact you support the resistance because you sunni. and you like the saudi monarchies. and on the other side people from the shii had tradition saying we support bashar allah is sad because he's a supporters of the palestinian and the shii had tradition. became something which is a sectarian reading the of the whole thing. i think it's very dangerous. i allocated one section in the book about this between she had and sowne. it's one of the great challenging of our comings years. i don't see enough scholars and intellectuals. i d
in libya yesterday with mainstream moderate libyan democrat took on the bad guys themselves. that's a great thing, a wonderful sign, and a hopeful sign for the future. >> host: michael, anything to add to that viewer in atlanta? >> guest: yes. we both believe that it is important for the united states to play an expansive role, important for america and people of other countries, and that costs money, and it's going to be difficult to find the money with whars coming. the wars we fought in the last decade in afghanistan and iraq, they were expensive, controversial, probably always be controversial, but we ought to recognize as well that the biggest obligations we have, the greatest pressure on taxpayers and on our fiscal policy comes not from those wars or policies people disagree about, but the policies we all believe in, programs everybody wants, namely social security and especially medicare, and unless and until we find ways to reform those programs to make them more affordable, we're going to continue to have trouble, both abroad and at home. >> host: and the last call for our two gues
of in the balkans in libya and now gearing up for serial with republicans of course endorsing it. it seems to there is something very profound work in both parties that, -- on the right or the left and the mainstream parties that want to respond to two killing somebody. you know, from your vantage point again to get a republican parties, why is that the democrats in some cases are as bad or worse as the republicans fired when it comes to this sort of thing? >> they tend to say me to boast that they last. that is part of our one and a half party system. it does distressed me, perhaps the rationale or the reason for it is i mean, they all represent elite interests. and when any sort of militarized empire, which is kind of what we've come starts to go down how, starts to have serious problems with its dad, their reaction isn't to say, well let's pull back. their reaction is to double down on the very policies that got them into the mass in the first place. it is abnormal psychology but it's the only way i can explain it. >> the ultimate question is why have we gotten in this mess in the last
mysterious. obama says we have to prevent genocide and uses force against libya. a number of people killed by gadhafi at that point was about 250. meanwhile, over a period of any month, tens of thousands of people have been killed in syria and obama absolutely refuses to use force. what explains what he intervenes before us over here, but not over there? obama has been active in egypt and pushing on the power. not only that, but now that there's a power struggle going on in the military. the obama administration is intervening on the side and that's when the egyptian military better turn over power to the muslim brotherhood were going to cut off military aid. so obama can save him a champion of democracy. these people were freely elected and yet it, a year earlier in 2009 but there were massive them into squared and iran calling for democracy, the end of the mola, for election, obama flatly refused to support the democrat. he said we've got to stay out of it. it's a big debate going on in iran. or let them settle it and it was settled with the mole is basically beating of protesters and th
into libya or somalia or syria or wherever? but there are some big buck items there. i think the trouble with the defense budget is a light covering the federal reserve. it's developed a set of facts in speech and concepts that outsiders can't understand. in the book i haven't -- how many aircraft carriers are enough? so congress in its infinite wisdom is told the pentagon have to 11 aircraft carriers. they've got a special permission of 10 for a while whether building a new one. the pentagon wants to replace each aircraft carrier it has, one aircraft carrier every five years for the rest of my life. these new aircraft carriers, which are enormous, the navy calls for a half acres of mobile not for -- sovereign territory and cost $11 billion. $11 billion is the same out that medicare will spend on all the hip, knee and shoulder surgery on 700,000 beneficiaries. when you do your skin, one aircraft carrier, 700,000 joint replacements. that's not the worst of the. when they take one of these things out of commission, it costs $2 billion. aircraft carriers are expensive even in death. each on
want to send people at the drop of a hat into libya or somalia or syria or wherever? but there are some big items there. one of my -- and i think the trouble with the defense budget, it's a little bit like covering the federal reserve. it's developed a set of facts and speech and concepts that outsiders can't understand. so in the book i tried to take just one thing that the defense department has to decide; how many aircraft carriers are enough? so congress, in its infinite wisdom, has told the pentagon that they have to have 11 aircraft carriers. they got special permission to have ten for a while while they're building a new one, and the pentagon wallets to replace -- wants to replace one aircraft carrier every five years for the rest of of my life. these new aircraft carriers, which are enormous -- the navy calls them four-and-a-half acres of mobile, sovereign territory -- [laughter] costs $11 billion. $11 billion is the same amount that medicare will spend on all the hip, knee and shoulder surgery on 700,000 medicare beneficiaries. so that's -- when you do your scale, one aircraft
with libya, should go to war with iran. and i wondered who would be the attackers of 9/11 if it weren't for the support of israel? >> i think that we start with the embassy. if you look at the attacks in london or madrid, countries that do not support israel like the united states, they understand that it is much deeper and the connection between israel and the united states, i don't think israel should do it alone. well i think that we will do it alone, but i do believe it should be a joint effort of the western society. those forces will go against them as well. it is israel's problem. but when we find an atomic bomb in a suitcase in san diego, in a hotel, it will become your problem. i do think it will be a joint effort of the western society, meaning the u.s., israel, europe, cairo, australia, it should be a leadership decision here in washington. >> [inaudible question] >> i don't know. >> people are disgusted, pretty disgusted with the kind of democratic behavior that is going on there. >> well, if we have a stronger democracy in the middle east or in the region, i will agree wi
in libya. when they asked me what my new book is about and i tell them it is an economic and social analysis of why the end of the drug war was good for america, without fail, the response is, oh yeah, there are tragedies in mexico, and when is it going to end. it's not that dangerous compared to the math. when we going to stop arresting people for pot. the truth is black and white. as a journalist of two decades of experience, to sound too much of a cheerleader about a particular issue, people are going to think that i'm teacher chong or i must be woody harrelson. but the reality is, from a journalistic perspective, it's black and white. the billions we give it back into our economy, the statistic that is often cited, 70% of drug cartels come from canada that might be high. quite a lot of organized crime financing today is not from the heroine and the math. it is from cannabis. north dakota has an agriculture commissioner that is begging to put this plan back to work for america's factories, clothing and energy i was giving a talk and the other speaker was the usda expert on biofue
was born in libya. when i ask him when as with a new book is about and they tell -- i don't, it's an analysis by the end of the drug were was good for america, without fail the response is, yeah, the tragedies and next and when is the drug were going to end? a plant that is not that dangers. win over going to stop arresting people for pot? the truth is black and white. i think it's dangerous for him as a journalist of two decades experience, to sound too much of a cheerleader about any particular issue. these people are going to think cheech, or maybe woody harrelson, and the reality is from a journalistic perspective it's black and white, the billions that could be put back into our economy while hurting the cartels. i know dale would now have to statistic that is often tied up to 70% of cartels profit comes from cannabis might be of ohio. but the fact is quite a lot of organized crime, financing, is not from the heroines and the math. it's from cannabis and we can have american farmers growing this. baking to put this plant back to work for american factors, clothing and energ
and attacks from libya to egypt to yemen to pakistan, just in the last few days. we see this debate over how islam is supposed to deal with dissent, how islam is supposed to do with other kinds of people, how islam is supposed to do with this agreement and also to deal with insult. it's clearly a very offensive but the question is how do you respond to them, what constructively do you do about that? and this was on my mind a few years ago as i wrote this book. i felt that this is a single day that eliminates a lot of the ongoing struggles in our world. that's what i wanted to go there, and i'm sad to say that some of the places and people that i detected in the book have been caught up again in about protests in the last few days. >> what's the genesis of this book? you tell the story about why you wrote this book. >> yeah, i'm a reporter. i started going to the city of karachi, pakistan in 2002. at first is just a place that has to on the way to cover the war in afghanistan. later in the place i was assigned to spendable bit of time and i didn't like it at all. it's more than 13 million peo
libya to egypt to yemen and pakistan and the last few days. we see this debate over how islamist supposed to deal with dissent and other kinds of people and this agreement and also it was an offensive foul on the question is how to respond to that what do you do about that. this was on my mind as i wrote this book. it is a single day that eliminates a lot of the ongoing struggles in the world. that's what i wanted to go there and some of the places and people i depicted have been caught up again in the last few days. >> what is the genesis of the book? you tell the story of why you wrote the book. >> i am a reporter and i started going to the city of karachi pakistan in 2002. there was a place i would pass through covering nine war to afghanistan. >> i would spend a little bit of time and i didn't like it at all. it's a huge city more than 13 million people by the conservative estimate a lot more. the streets are why the and the traffic is from this. i was going to cover a court proceeding related to the death of "the wall street journal" last daniel pearl said it is a scary plac
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